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Steam Survival Fest Launches Discounts and Demos for Hundreds of Games



Steam Survival Fest
Steam Survival Fest runs from August 1st – August 8 at 10 AM Pacific

If you enjoy survival games, there has never been a better time to stock up on them with the Steam Survival Fest. Centered on games in which you must battle the elements, the sale is bringing massive discounts to popular titles and playable demos for upcoming releases. And, while survival games may appear to be a niche group, there is a multitude of games in a variety of genres that fall into that category.

Some of the most popular games that have given rise to the genre have the most significant discounts on offer. Like popular zombie survival game, DayZ is at 40% off its regular price tag. Rust, a desolate and radioactive wasteland, is 50% off, and Ark: Survival Evolved, a survival game set in the lands of primeval creatures, is 67% off. Early defining games for the genre, such as The Forest and Starbound, are on sale for up to 75% off! And we’re just scratching the surface with those names, but there are thousands of others up for grabs.


Steam Survival Fest Playable Demos

Something we’ve seen Steam do with its Next Fest is offering playable demos for upcoming games in order to attract attention and provide developers with early feedback from players. Now we’re seeing Steam incorporate this into other sales, such as the Survival Fest, but not just with upcoming games, but also with demos for games that are already available. Allowing you to test them out and see if you like them before purchasing.

Some of the best-selling games in this category right now include The Planet Crafter, Endling – Extinction is Forever, and The Riftbreaker, a base-building survival game with action RPG elements. However, these are just three of the bunch. In total, there are over 300 games with playable demos on sale. With that, countless survival games with massive discounts of up to 50% and 75% off. So best capitalize on the survival genre fun while you can, with the Steam Survival Fest.


So, what’s your take? What games are you looking at getting on sale? What demos are you eager to try? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.